In July we published a Friday Five on great red cars hitting the track at IMS, and our fans on social media shared more that didn’t crack that list. Here’s some of those favorites!
ONE – Danny Sullivan’s 1985 Miller American March-Cosworth
While leading Mario Andretti in the Indianapolis 500, Danny Sullivan spun in the south short chute, only to recover and pass Andretti again on the way to perhaps the most dramatic triumph in Brickyard history, the “Spin and Win.”
TWO – Bobby Rahal’s 1986 Budweiser March-Cosworth
In 1986, Rahal dramatically passed Kevin Cogan on a restart with two laps to go to win the Indianapolis 500.
THREE – Arie Luyendyk’s 1990 Domino’s Pizza Lola-Chevrolet
At the 74th Indianapolis 500 in 1990, Arie Luyendyk took the lead with 32 laps to go and earned his first victory in Indy car competition.
FOUR – Dan Wheldon’s 2008 Target Dallara-Honda
Although Dan Wheldon did not win in 2008, our fans couldn’t forget this gem. A few weeks after the “500” on June 22 — his 30th birthday — Wheldon earned his 15th career victory in the IndyCar Series by winning the Iowa Corn Indy 250.
FIVE – Ryan Newman’s 2013 Quicken Loans/The Smurfs Chevrolet
Indiana native Ryan Newman delighted fans in beating four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jimmie Johnson by 2.657 seconds in this bright Chevy.